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Tackle-It Tuesday: Organization

On this Tackle-It Tuesday, I'm coming clean...

This list helps keep me accountable.  I remember, usually, what I've written down from last week that I need to tackle in the coming week.  But, sometimes I don't.  And with my busy schedule, it's easy to get distracted and address the next fire or immediate thing that needs to get done vs what I'd like to get done.  That's just life...at least it is for me.

My biggest problem is staying organized.  I go through periods where I'll clean up the house and make some kind of system to follow.  But, in my home, that system easily gets thrown out the window, especially when we have school papers/projects, and crafts galore.  Our kid wants us to see the value in all that she does...and we do!  We just can't KEEP everything!

As we clean up and clean out, we're looking to develop a system that we can all follow to keep the house tidy and not overrun by paper!

I went to the store last week in search of developing a system.  I heard about a system that worked for another mom and decided to modify it just a bit.  Here's what I bought:

  • 1/2" binder
  • 3-hole punch paper
  • Colored dividers WITH pockets (that's important)
  • Clear sheet protectors

I put all this stuff together and labeled some of the dividers with topics like "this week," "home," "coaching," and more.  The intent is to use the binder to take notes and place items for action in their respective categories.  The divider labeled "this week" is especially important as it'll contain the important stuff due out this week.

The trick is to start using it and fully adopting it.  I won't know if it works unless I use it.  So, I'm going to try it out, in earnest, this week.

As for my tackle-it list from last week, I continued to work a ton for the silent auction.  It's a good thing to because I don't like to procrastinate.  So even though it's still a couple of weeks away, I'm feeling much better about where we are with things now.  My daughter's yearbook is NOT 100% complete as I'd hoped, nor did I create the 2018 family calendar template.  I really would like to get both done by midnight on Black Friday to leverage those sale deals.  I just don't think that timing is realistic with Thanksgiving and family gathering together.  So, I'm going to shoot for them to be done by Sunday for purchasing by Cyber Monday.

Do you have a system in place to keep your home organized and you on track?  If so, please share!

Be open to what comes.

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